More Posts About: Colonoscopy

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Two procedures with vaguely similar names performed by specialists can tend to get mixed up every now and then. Both a colonoscopy and an endoscopy are used by specialists to examine and diagnosis existing and potential issues within a person’s body. However, where these issues originate is at the crux of the difference between the […]
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March is colon cancer awareness month in the U.S. and this is an excellent time to really expand on the knowledge that most people may or may not currently have about colon cancer. Colon cancer or colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon and rectum. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in […]
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The “prep” prior to the screening colonoscopy is the least looked-forward to part of the process but it is necessary in order to ensure that the procedure goes as successful as possible. If your colon is not properly and fully emptied of its contents, there is a high possibility that colon polyps and lesions will be […]
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The Centers for Disease Control stated in a recent report that about 23 million people between the ages of 50 and 75 have not had a colonoscopy screening. This number is alarming because colon cancer is easily preventable, provided symptoms of the disease are discovered early.  Groups like the American Cancer Society and the American […]
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Diverticular disease includes diverticulosis and symptomatic diverticular disease.  Symptomatic diverticular disease includes hemorrhage, diverticulitis, or complications of diverticulitis such as abscess, fistula, obstruction, or perforation. Colonic diverticula are false or pulsion diverticula where the mucosa and submucosa herniate at points of [...]
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A recent partnership between the Colon Cancer Alliance, Bowel Cancer UK and the Colon Cancer Prevention Project was created to launch the Never Too Young campaign to warn people about the rise in colon cancer diagnoses and mortality rates in people younger than 50 years old; it is typically referred to as young-onset. Colon cancer […]
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It certainly can. The stomach is at the center of the immune system and the intestinal lining protects a person from harmful bacteria that could affect the rest of the body. Serotonin, which is mostly produced in the stomach with the brain coming in second, connects both parts of the body. This is why, for […]
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Many people with colon cancer have no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. This is why colon cancer screening, also known as a colonoscopy, is so important. When symptoms appear, this may signal a more advanced case of colon cancer. What are the signs and symptoms of colon cancer? Persistent abdominal discomfort or […]
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Colorectal cancer is preventable in most cases. Here are some dietary and lifestyle changes which can significantly lower your risk for colon cancer.